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Thom Barry, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with solutions that have not been working and/or not working as well as expected. Research indicates that a key factor in effective therapy and the client accomplishing their therapeutic goals, is the working relationship between the client and therapist. I will do whatever is I can to hold up my end of the bargain, accommodate your needs/wants and make this process as stress free (and enjoyable) as possible.

At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or use catchy phrases like 'unconditional positive regard, client centered treatment' however, I find that to be effective in my role I need to explain things in ways that they can easily be understood. I imagine that we all have an invisible bucket we carry around with us on a daily basis. Sometimes we add things (stressors) to our bucket and sometimes those around us dump some of their things in our bucket also. When our bucket has become overfilled, this is when problems begin to develop in our day to day lives. My goal is to give you a safe place to empty your overflowing bucket and learn ways to keep it from getting overfilled.

We will explore your issues, help you to articulate what you're feeling/thinking and strategize on how to make meaningful, lasting change (as a bonus, I might even make you crack a smile or laugh on occasion.) Being human, it is hardwired in us to seek comfort and predictability. We gravitate to what is familiar. It is not an easy thing to actively work against that hardwiring, choosing to take effective action rather than maintaining status quo. The personal growth and insight that can occur from our sessions is much like learning and preparing to do a backflip for the first time. It is not easy but it is simple. So are you ready to learn to do backflips?


Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TN LCSW 0000007131

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thom Barry. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Knowledgeable and well versed in a variety of topics. Always helps me reframe thoughts in a more positive manner

Written on Jun 09, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Thom has been a huge help to me. Great listener, and great responses!

Written on Jun 04, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. Barry has been so amazing with helping me unpack issues and to find strategies to better avoid and cope with triggering events. Couldn't be happier with him as a therapist

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thom has been an excellent listener and gives great advice! Sometimes you just need someone to talk to and this has been a wonderful experience overall. All of my issues are addressed, and I’m giving clarity and new ways of thinking that I didn’t have before.

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is awesome and I feel great

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Thom is a great therapist!

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Thom for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd